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By David N. Miller PhD, Alan L. Berman PhD

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Assembly a very important desire, this publication distills the easiest present wisdom on baby and adolescent suicide prevention into complete guidance for school-based practitioners. the writer attracts on vast study and scientific event to supply best-practice innovations for constructing schoolwide prevention courses, engaging in possibility exams, and intervening at various degrees of depth with scholars in danger. additionally awarded are postvention systems for responding successfully if a suicide does ensue. felony and moral concerns are addressed intimately. Reproducible handouts comprise pattern evaluation questions for college kids, lecturers, and oldsters; the book's large-size layout and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying.

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Although research indicates that if underreporting does take place it is likely to be fairly minimal (Kleck, 1988), the stigma that surrounds it suggests that some degree of youth suicide underreporting may well occur. , 2005). Reasons for the more recent decline in overall youth suicide rates is even less clear, although it has been suggested that this has occurred as a result of positive economic influences, safer firearm practices, and the increased use of antidepressant medication with children and adolescents (Wagner, 2009).

2006). For example, firearms and 16 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR hanging typically are more lethal methods than wrist cutting, carbon monoxide poisoning, or drug ingestion overdose. , 1982). , taking pills) and wrist cutting, respectively (Reynolds & Mazza, 1993). These same results have been found in other studies as well, suggesting the ambivalence many youth appear to experience in regards to taking their own lives (Mazza, 2006). The use of firearms is the most frequently used method among males ages 10–19 who die by suicide.

Of protective behaviors, such as seeking help, being An Introduction and Overview 11 adequately aware of warning signs, having flexible coping skills, and developing effective social support systems (Maris, Berman, & Silverman, 2000). Age The probability of suicide increases in both males and Youth are at increased risk for females as children grow older. For example, adolessuicide as they grow older, with cents who are 15 years of age and older are at much adolescents at higher risk for higher risk for suicide than youth ages 10 to 14, who are suicide than younger children.

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